The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted seven warning letters in the past week consisting of warnings to five dairies — all for drug residue issues — and to two seafood processors for insanitary conditions. FDA sent a letter to seafood processor Polonica Inc., of Carteret, NJ, for “serious violations” involving a number of products that were “prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health.” After the company responded to the agency, they were told that their Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan was incomplete and needed to cover every product made at the facility. Bellisio Foods of Duluth, MN, another seafood processor, was also cited for serious violations due to products being prepared in insanitary conditions. That facility also supplied an inadequate HACCP plan, FDA noted. On the dairy side, regulators sent a letter to Rod McNeal Dairy in Dublin, TX, indicating that the dairy had slaughtered and sold for food a cow with excessive levels of drug residues in its tissues. The dairy was also cited for not keeping complete records of drug treatments for the animals. Edwin Brasil Dairy of Visalia, CA, was sent a warning letter June 12 regarding the use of animal drugs outside of the intended use. Heifers and lactating dairy cows were given a number of drugs by dairy personnel “without following the dosage, route of administration, and indications for use as stated in [the dairy’s] servicing veterinarian’s prescription.” FDA cited Pominville’s Farm of Croghan, NY, for using the human drug cefazolin on animals, which is not approved by the agency for such use. FDA also found that the dairy failed to systemically review treatment records prior to offering an animal for slaughter for human food. A veal calf from Bee-Line Farms in Richfield Springs, NY, was found to have an excessive amount of a drug that is not permitted in calves. That dairy also kept incomplete records of drug treatments, FDA stated. Te Velde Holsteins LLC, of Fort Lupton, CO, was also cited for excessive levels of drug residues. FDA noted that it also maintained incomplete drug treatment records. Recipients of these warning letters have 15 working days from receipt to outline specific steps they have taken to come into compliance with the law.